In between all the meetings, shopping, cooking,cleaning and teaching we have managed to squeeze in some fun in the last few months.
We visited the Maurithuis, an art gallery in Den Haag that has Vermeer’s most famous painting, “Girl with the Pearl Earring”. Most reproductions of famous paintings are pretty good, but the original “Girl with the Pearl Earring” is absolutely stunning in real life! It was worth the ticket price to see just that painting. The city is also beautiful. We need to go again and explore The Hague.
We joined our missionary zone for bowling on Pday.
The Den Bosch ward had a picnic on the Pentecost holiday. It was sunny, beautiful weather. The location was like going to the sand dunes without the “dunes” part : ) It is so flat in the Netherlands! There was plenty of clean sand to play in, pine tree shade to sit in and lots of good food to share. It was so nice to be outside enjoying good weather with friends.
Den Bosch is a good-sized ward for the Netherlands, with more kids than usual and good turnout to activities. We love being a part of this ward.
There was a professional grass court tennis tournament in Den Bosch, the Ricoh Open, featuring two players holding the men’s world rankings of # 7 and #10. The tournament is a warm up for Wimbledon next month. With dinners or activities 8 out of 9 evenings in a row, at all of which we were cooking and/or teaching, we didn’t feel we could spend a day at the tennis tournament. But we went! We spent all day Saturday watching world class tennis in perfect weather. We had 9th row, center court seats!